So, I am just heading into week four of the c25k program and very much enjoying seeing the benefits to my health and energy levels. 2 months ago I was 19 stone and could not even run for 30 seconds. It took me four weeks of walking and short interval running before I could even complete day one! Now I am 2 stone lighter (but still have a long way to go) and feeling much more positive and pumped up about life in general.
And this has led to an unexpected problem....
One the last run, when Laura said "slow down to a walk now", I realised that I did not want or need to stop and just carried on running. I ran a total of 30 minutes that day and could probably have carried on for longer. My legs were pretty sore the next day, but otherwise I did not suffer and injury.
My next run is due tomorrow and I find myself with a bit of a dilemma: should I stick with the program and go back to the shorter interval runs or should I push myself to run for longer periods?
I should also mention that I have been doing gym training on my off days and walking around 6 miles every day, so my fitness levels are increasing at a faster rate than they would be if I was doing the c25k program alone.
I am also doing a 5k "Run for life" in July and want to get my speed and endurance up ready for that.